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Dutch Oven Cook-off

NEW DATE ... The 8th annual Paradise Cowboy Dutch Oven Cook Off will be held on the second Saturday, October 14, 2017 on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, beginning at 10:00 am and continuing until the food runs out!. Admission is free yet all donations are welcome as this a fund (FUN) raiser.

October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017    10:00 am to 4:00 pm  

Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
 (530) 872-8722

 Well partners after hearing from many of you and dealing with the heat we have decided to move the Dutch Oven Cook-Off to October when the weather will be cooler.... Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this great event!

The 8th annual Paradise Cowboy Dutch Oven Cook Off will be held on the second  Saturday, October 14, 2017 on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, beginning at 10:00 am and continuing until the food runs out!. Admission is free yet all donations are welcome as this a fund (FUN) raiser.

Join us in a day of old fashioned Cowboy cookin!  This fun event attracts Dutch Oven cooks from near and far serving up great food prepared the way it was in the days of the wagon trains and early settlers.  These teams will be competing for Best Main Dish, Best Bread, and Best Dessert with each winner getting $100. The public can not only watch the teams as they work their craft they can sample the various dishes by making a suggested donation for a sampling plate. Sampling plates are limited so get yours early. Sampling begins just after the judging with is scheduled at about 1:30 P.M.

In addition the day’s festivities will include a Chuck Wagon Bar B Q lunch, a Cowboy Saloon with cold local beer from Feather River Brewery, and some great Music with Jonathan Arthur. Did I mention that we will also have a silent auction and drawings for some great gifts; well you can count on it!

This wonderful community event is to raise money for the Gold Nugget Museum and the Paradise Boys and Girls Club so we hope you will come out and support us. Should you want to try your hand at Dutch Oven Cooking and enter this fun event contact the Gold Nugget Museum office, 530-872-8722, or contact Event Chairman, Steve “Woody” Culleton . moesteve@comcast.net.  Entry fee is $10 per pot or $25 for all three.     Come one come all and have fun at the Paradise Gold Nugget Museum. 


Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated as Gold Nugget Days Inc. in 1973. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through the collection and display of local artifacts, and with co…

502 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
 (530) 872-8722

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